Cold snap in the UK

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dorabella, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. dorabella

    dorabella New Member

    Anyone having problems with this cold snap in the UK?

    When I woke up this morning, apart from the usual stiffness and slight nausea, I felt like my body was seizing up. It was so cold out on the London streets I felt breathless. Now its lunchtime and I have aches and pains all over.

    I used to love the cold weather but now its becoming as much a problem for me as the hot sticky weather. Just can't seem to find a happy temperature medium any more and the FM seems to flare up at the slightest change in the weather.

    Does the cold have this effect on you?

  2. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    and the damp too. I'm in Scotland and it gets so cold and it is also very damp. Yet if we have a really hot day I get sore too. Like you say, no happy medium for us I'm afraid.

    Apparently we're in for a long, severe winter this year.

  3. dorabella

    dorabella New Member

    we haven't had the damp yet but it'll come I've no doubt.

    Suppose I shouldn't complain - I know Scotland gets rougher weather than England at any time of the year.

    Daresay a good few drops of whisky might keep the worst of it at bay!!!

  4. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    it's all relative, it's a cold wet island we live on.

    Whisky, ugh, I could never stand the stuff, not even the smell.

    Unfortunately I cant drink at all, it brings on a relapse (I have CFS too) but if I did I would be enjoying a Cointrea, lime and lemonade, now there is a sweet, enjoyable drink.


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  5. dorabella

    dorabella New Member

    I'm a brandy girl myself - drop of Martell with either lemonade or with hot water and sugar. Warms the cockles and all that.

  6. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I allow myself a couple of drinks on Xmas day. Have to get a small bottle of cointreau in.

  7. blueseat23

    blueseat23 New Member

    I have great sympathy with your plight, as this current
    weather makes my hands and feet B****y cold even though i
    spend most of my time indoors.

    Cold weather has been responsilble for several relapses
    of my C.F.S. although it took some time for me to identify
    that the cold weather was the cause.

    Conversely in the summer any tempeture above say 75,76
    also has an adverse effect on me.

    I now spend some 4 months of the year wishing for milder conditions say 13 degrees or above and another 4 months
    hoping that the weather will not be too hot!

    Its a depressing thought to think that we may have another
    3 and a half months of this.

    Lets hope the doom and gloom merchants predicting a very
    cold winter are once again proven incorrect.

  8. dorabella

    dorabella New Member

    I'm sure they will be wrong - this is England! Have you ever known the weathermen to get it right yet???

    Looking forward to a mild winter and relief from pain...


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